This category lists sites about the life and achievements of African-American explorer Matthew Henson (1866-1955), a member of the 1909 expedition led by American explorer Robert Peary that is generally credited with discovering the North Pole.

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African-American North Pole Explorer Matthew Henson
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] National Geographic article ponders whether Henson, Peary's African American companion, actually reached the summit before Peary.
Legend of the Arctic: Matthew Henson
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Offers a comprehensive biography and timeline. Includes a recording of a radio show done to discuss the contributions of Matthew Henson and his struggle to gain recognition, as well as a tribute created by elementary school children.
Matthew A. Henson: Arctic Explorer
[ Kids ] Short profile, photo and map from
Matthew Henson: Arctic Explorer
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Information and photos about an African-American Arctic adventurer who accompanied Admiral Robert Peary on several expeditions attempting to reach the North Pole.
National Geographic News: Matthew Henson
[ Kids/Teens/Mature Teens ] Photo gallery of the longtime companion of Admiral Robert Peary.
To the North Pole
[ Kids/Teens ] Questions whether Admiral Robert Peary or his African-American assistant was the first to reach the North Pole.
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